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Doctors for Alpha-1-antitrypsin in Malmaddu, Hubli-Dharwad
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This deficiency is basically the lack of an enzyme called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin. This is a pulmonary disease that is characterized by symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, breathing problems and rales. Also, infections and asthmatic attacks can keep recurring as a symptom of this disease. This condition can also cause liver failure.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done by specialist doctors that are pulmonologists (lung specialists), and hepatologists (liver specialists). They would advise tests to detect the deficiency which include: • Diagnostic Tests • Lung-Related Tests • CT scanning. • Lung function tests.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN TREATED?
Augmentation therapy: Intravenous infusions of A1AT derived from donated human plasma is given to lung affected A1AD patients to stop the course of the disease and prevent further damage. Augmentation therapy does not work for liver affected patients, hence, liver transplant is the solution for them.
DID YOU KNOW?
Excessive smoking usually contributes to this condition.